Papers, 1872-1969, 1897-1954 (bulk).


Griffith, D. W. (David Wark), 1875-1948. Papers, 1872-1969, 1897-1954 (bulk).

Papers, 1872-1969, 1897-1954 (bulk).

Extensive collection documenting Griffith's central role in the development of American movies. Business and personal papers, 1897-1936, constituting nearly half of the entire collection, contain correspondence, financial reports, legal records, manuscripts, and publicity materials and include documentation on formation of United Artists. Noteworthy correspondents include Lord Beaverbrook, Douglas Fairbanks, Dorothy, Lillian , and Mrs. Mae Gish, Neil Hamilton, William Randolph Hearst, Mae Marsh, William G. McAdoo, Evelyn McLean, Mary Pickford, and Mack Sennett. Bound financial records, 1913-1928, document Griffith's four production companies which include Wark Producing Corporation, Fine Arts Studio, D.W. Griffith, Inc., and G and H Pictures. Publicity scrapbooks, 1915-1932, chronicle the public response to Griffith's films. Family memorabilia, ca. 1898-1946. Killiam-Sterling collection, 1918-1947, contains manuscripts of screenplay dialogue, synopses, etc. G.W. "Billy" Bitzer collection, 1872-1969, documents the career of Griffith's innovative cameraman. Barnet Bravermann research collection, 1897-1954, consists of drafts and research material for an unrealized book on Griffith; includes interviews and correspondence with the filmmaker's associates. Evelyn Baldwin Griffith Kunze collection, 1916-1954.

ca. 60 cubic ft.

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Gish, Lillian, 1893-1993 (person)

Actress, director. From the description of Reminiscences of Lillian Gish : oral history, 1978. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309742647 Actress. From the description of Papers of Lillian Gish, 1920-1978. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71130921 Actress whose career spanned the silent film era till the 1980's. From the description of Papers, 1919-1997. (Bowling Green State University). WorldCat record id: 392...

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Gish, Dorothy (person)

Actress whose career spanned the silent film era till the 1960's. From the description of Papers, 1920-1990. (Bowling Green State University). WorldCat record id: 39285335 ...

Hearst, William Randolph, 1863-1951 (person)

Epithet: American newspaper proprietor British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000303.0x000339 American journalist, publisher, and politician. From the description of William Randolph Hearst papers, 1874-1951 (bulk 1927-1947). (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 26643556 American newspaper publisher. From the description of Letters : of William Randolph Hearst, 191...

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G and H Pictures. (corporateBody)

Kunze, Evelyn Baldwin Griffith. (person)

Hamilton, Neil A., 1949-.... (person)

Griffith, D.W. David Wark 1875-1948 (person)

Motion picture producer. From the description of War : typewritten transcript, circa 1907. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79454336 Pioneer American movie director and producer. Griffith was influential in the development and popularity of American cinema. From the description of Papers [microform] 1872-1969, 1897-1954 (bulk). (Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)). WorldCat record id: 83085079 Pioneer American movie director ...

McLean, Evelyn G. (Evelyn Grey) (person)

Bitzer, G.W., 1872-1944 (person)

Bravermann, Barnet. (person)

McAdoo, W. G. (William Gibbs), 1863-1941 (person)

Lawyer, business executive, Democratic Party leader, U.S. secretary of the treasury, Director General of Railroads, and U.S. senator from California. From the description of Papers of William Gibbs McAdoo, 1786-1941 (bulk 1880-1941). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71063506 McAdoo was born near Marietta, Cobb County, GA, on Oct. 31, 1863; attended the Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville; admitted to TN bar in 1885 and began law practice in Chattanooga, TN; moved to NYC, 1892; devel...

Marsh, Mae, 1895-1968 (person)

Actress. From the description of Reminiscences of Mae Marsh : oral history, [1950-?]. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122481182 ...

Pickford, Mary, 1892-1979 (person)

Actress; interviewee married Douglas Fairbanks, Sr. and Charles (Buddy) Rogers. From the description of Reminiscences of Mary Pickford : oral history, 1959. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122419352 Star of the silent screen, Mary Pickford, called America's sweetheart, was perhaps the most famous actress of her day. From the guide to the Mary Pickford scrapbook, 1915-1917, (The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Divisio...

Fine Arts Studio. (corporateBody)

Sennett, Mack, 1880-1960 (person)

Born Michael Sinnott in Canada, Sennett began directing slapstick comedies in the early 1910s and later worked as a producer and screenwriter for other comedy films. From the description of Papers, 1923-1940. (University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center). WorldCat record id: 34073565 ...

United Artists Corporation (corporateBody)

Gish, Mae, Mrs. (person)

Beaverbrook, Max Aitken, Baron, 1879-1964 (person)

Virginia Taylor McCormick (1873-1957), of Norfolk, Virginia was a poet, literary critic, essayist, lecturer, and the editor of The Lyric, 1921-1929. From the guide to the Virginia Taylor McCormick Papers, 1887-1953., (Special Collections, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary) ...

D.W. Griffith, Inc. (corporateBody)